Warren Goulding

Volunteer Cowichan is expanding their Better at Home program during the COVID-19 crisis to include people who aren’t seniors who are isolated at home. (Photo courtesy of USDA.)

Volunteer Cowichan encouraging anyone in need to reach out

“…we really want the public to know that Volunteer Cowichan isn’t limited to only helping seniors”

Volunteer Cowichan is expanding their Better at Home program during the COVID-19 crisis to include people who aren’t seniors who are isolated at home. (Photo courtesy of USDA.)
Cowichan Tribes chief William Seymour said it’s vital for Cowichan Tribes members to follow public guidelines to combat COVID-19. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Chief urges Cowichan Tribes members to take every precaution against COVID-19

Social distancing, no hugging and minimal physical contact along with good hygiene are critical

Cowichan Tribes chief William Seymour said it’s vital for Cowichan Tribes members to follow public guidelines to combat COVID-19. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Banners for the Town of Lake Cowichan’s 75th anniversary go up. One of the organizers of the anniversary celebration has been nominated for Citizen of the Year. (Kathryn Swan photo)

Cowichan Lake Excellence Awards finalists announced

The Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented at the Spring Fling in April.

Banners for the Town of Lake Cowichan’s 75th anniversary go up. One of the organizers of the anniversary celebration has been nominated for Citizen of the Year. (Kathryn Swan photo)
Ian Locke, left, and Amber Vance of the DDBIA discuss the COVID-19 crisis with Jeff Downie, owner of The Old Firehouse Wine and Cocktail Bar. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: Cowichan business community reacting to COVID-19 challenges

With COVID-19 changing the world, it should not be surprising that the…

Ian Locke, left, and Amber Vance of the DDBIA discuss the COVID-19 crisis with Jeff Downie, owner of The Old Firehouse Wine and Cocktail Bar. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Nicolette Morris, left, and Jennifer Lazenby are working on a strategy to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Cowichan doctor, restaurant emphasizing social distancing

Morris and his wife, Nicolette, are also owners of The Greenhouse Cafe

Nicolette Morris, left, and Jennifer Lazenby are working on a strategy to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Debbie Baptiste and Jade Tootoosis at the United Nations in a scene from ‘nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up’. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Film festival cancelled this weekend at Providence Farm

The event was to be held Friday, March 13 to Sunday, March 15. Organizers are hoping to reschedule.

Debbie Baptiste and Jade Tootoosis at the United Nations in a scene from ‘nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up’. (Submitted)
Town of Lake Cowichan Mayor Rod Peters said development in town is continuing, but services need to be upgraded to keep up. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)

Mayor says new weir in the planning stages, lots of work to be done in Lake Cowichan

“Unfortunately the infrastructure is not keeping up”

Town of Lake Cowichan Mayor Rod Peters said development in town is continuing, but services need to be upgraded to keep up. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)
Katherine Worsley, Chamber of Commerce manager and Visitor Centre coordinator, talks visitor centre numbers at the Chamber of Commerce AGM last week. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)

Cowichan Lake visitor numbers climbing

Total visitors topped the 35,000 mark in 2019

Katherine Worsley, Chamber of Commerce manager and Visitor Centre coordinator, talks visitor centre numbers at the Chamber of Commerce AGM last week. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)
Chamber President Brent Clancy updates members on how the chamber did in 2019, as Katherine Worsley looks on. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)

Cowichan Lake Chamber upbeat, despite susidizing Visitor Centre operations

Clancy said he had hoped to see the Chamber website upgraded

Chamber President Brent Clancy updates members on how the chamber did in 2019, as Katherine Worsley looks on. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)
CVRD Director Klaus Kuhn said quasi-political groups operating in Cowichan are after power. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)

CVRD directors from Cowichan Lake area rip into quasi political groups

“They’re not out to save the world, they’re out to kick business.”

CVRD Director Klaus Kuhn said quasi-political groups operating in Cowichan are after power. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)
Pam Stover and Corry Belcourt have combined to sponsor the Black Tie Award in the Business Achievement 6-19 Employees category. (Alec Wheeler photo)

Business notes: Finalists announced for Cowichan Black Tie Awards

Over the next few weeks the Chamber will conduct individual interviews with each of the finalists.

Pam Stover and Corry Belcourt have combined to sponsor the Black Tie Award in the Business Achievement 6-19 Employees category. (Alec Wheeler photo)
BC Forest Discovery Centre manager Chris Gale and North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring welcome international visitors. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)

Business notes: Forest Discovery Centre impresses international delegation

A delegation of more than 50 people representing 48 countries from around the world

BC Forest Discovery Centre manager Chris Gale and North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring welcome international visitors. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)
Early bird winner of a diamond ring, Abby Sundher, with Rotarians Doyle Childs and Mike Taylor. (Photo submitted)

Rotary Clubs midway into ambitious fundraiser for Hospice House

“Our current effort, which has the potential to raise up to $180,000, is our Dream Vacation Raffle”

Early bird winner of a diamond ring, Abby Sundher, with Rotarians Doyle Childs and Mike Taylor. (Photo submitted)

Business notes: CVRD sponsoring Green Business category at Black Tie Awards

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is once again partnering with the Duncan…

A Tribe Called Red (Timothy Nguyen Photography)

Wu-Tang Clan and Canadian favourites to headline Laketown Shakedown

Wu-Tang Clan, an American hip hop band that has been on the…

A Tribe Called Red (Timothy Nguyen Photography)
Cowichan Lake’s communities are a popular destination. (submitted)

Cowichan Lake Chamber of Commerce marks Chamber Week

Worsley says the benefits of membership in the Chamber of commerce are wide-ranging

Cowichan Lake’s communities are a popular destination. (submitted)
Sands Funeral Home staff members Adrienne Lait, Ginette Aubin and Troy Evans are proudly wearing pink in support of Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 26. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: Duncan’s Sands Funeral Chapel in the pink for Pink Shirt Day

Staff at Sands Funeral Chapel are wearing pink to demonstrate how important the anti-bullying day is

Sands Funeral Home staff members Adrienne Lait, Ginette Aubin and Troy Evans are proudly wearing pink in support of Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 26. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
After 15 years, Lesley Zurrer is closing her popular Embellish Home Decor store in downtown Duncan. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: Embellish Home Decor closing its doors in Duncan

Owner says she’s looking forward to retirement

After 15 years, Lesley Zurrer is closing her popular Embellish Home Decor store in downtown Duncan. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Drone operators Shawn Wagar and Jason Wilson of Chemainus joined the search for Ethan Sampson on Wednesday. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Drone pilots felt need to help in search for Cowichan’s Ethan Sampson

“I felt it was extremely important to help out in the search”

Drone operators Shawn Wagar and Jason Wilson of Chemainus joined the search for Ethan Sampson on Wednesday. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Dr. Cheryl Fraser with Tony and Sage Robbins in Maui where Dr. Fraser was a guest instructor. (submitted)

Business notes: Passion Masterclass coming to Old Firehouse Wine Bar

Just in time for Valentine’s, Dr. Cheryl Fraser, a Cowichan Valley born…

Dr. Cheryl Fraser with Tony and Sage Robbins in Maui where Dr. Fraser was a guest instructor. (submitted)